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Marsch delighted as Leeds defeat Wolves

Leeds United boss Jesse Marsch was delighted with their 2-1 win against Wolves.

They were dealt an early blow when Daniel Podence's bouncing effort found its way over goalkeeper Illan Meslier to give Wolves a sixth-minute lead.

But the home side rallied and levelled through Rodrigo's low, angled drive midway through a first half in which they were roared on by a hostile home crowd.

Despite a depleted attack lacking the injured Raul Jimenez, Wolves came out swinging in the second half and set home nerves jangling by threatening a winner of their own.

But instead Leeds struck, with Ait-Nouri poking Patrick Bamford's superb low cross into his own net from close range under pressure from excellent debutant Brenden Aaronson.

Marsch later said: "I felt like we had a tough start to the second half. Wolves were pushing, we had to hold on and dig in a bit. The second goal was in some ways a little against the run of play but we were gathering momentum. I was really pleased that the guys who came off the bench made a big difference for us.

"I actually thought we had a bright start to the match. The response to going a goal down was really good and I actually thought we could have had a few more before half time.

"I think all the debutants did quite well. The speed of play on the pitch was at a very high level, both teams trying to impose themselves on the way they wanted to play. In general I think the four players who started their first match for us are going to be good players.

On Aaronson, he added: "He is relentless. He is none stop. His work rate is incredible I know him well and the thing I know about him is he is only going to get better."

And on cross words exchanged with Wolves manager Bruno Lage after the final whistle, Marsch concluded: "It was nothing, really."


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